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# french - This year 2022

Irish coaches excited by 'French flair' of highly-rated centre Frisch
# IQ
From The42
# IQ

Irish coaches excited by 'French flair' of highly-rated centre Frisch

Updated Oct 5th 2022, 8:31 AM 28,698 Views 13 Comments

Meanwhile, Ulster scrum-half Michael McDonald is out to impress in South Africa.

Polls open in first round of France’s presidential election
# Next President
# Next President

Polls open in first round of France’s presidential election

Apr 10th 2022, 10:27 AM 8,578 Views 14 Comments

President Emmanuel Macron is seeking a second five-year term, with a strong challenge from the far right.

# french - Last year 2021

Munster look to make most of big crowd in Limerick for Castres clash
# Home Comforts
From The42
# Home Comforts

Munster look to make most of big crowd in Limerick for Castres clash

Dec 18th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,077 Views 13 Comments

Johann van Graan’s side are still bouncing from their rousing win over Wasps.

French fishermen block ports in spat with UK
# Protests
# Protests

French fishermen block ports in spat with UK

Nov 26th 2021, 6:03 PM 15,385 Views 7 Comments

Fishing crews blocked ports and ferry traffic across the Channel in the continuing row over post-Brexit fishing licences.

Premier Sports to show live Top 14 action from this weekend after securing rights for Ireland and UK
# French Rugby
From The42
# French Rugby

Premier Sports to show live Top 14 action from this weekend after securing rights for Ireland and UK

May 26th 2021, 1:21 PM 8,164 Views 6 Comments

The coverage will begin with four live matches and a highlights show.

France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to one year in jail for corruption
# France
# France

France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to one year in jail for corruption

Mar 1st 2021, 1:20 PM 114,265 Views 21 Comments

Sarkozy was handed a three-year prison sentence of which two years are suspended.

# french - All time

France places seven more regions on high alert for Covid-19
# France
# France

France places seven more regions on high alert for Covid-19

Sep 6th 2020, 1:40 PM 28,150 Views 9 Comments

There are now 28 ‘red zones’ where authorities can impose exceptional measures to slow the number of new cases.

Huge fire breaks out at chemical plant in northern France
# Blaze
# Blaze

Huge fire breaks out at chemical plant in northern France

Sep 26th 2019, 9:36 AM 18,483 Views 25 Comments

The fire broke out in the early hours of this morning.

A number of calls made to exams commission over 'muffled' sound during Leaving Cert French exam
# Guessing Game
# Guessing Game

A number of calls made to exams commission over 'muffled' sound during Leaving Cert French exam

Jun 14th 2019, 5:27 PM 56,436 Views 22 Comments

One student said students resorted to guessing the answers on the exam.

'Three hours of jiggling butts': Cannes film sparks scandal over its depiction of women's bodies
# My Love: Intermezzo
# My Love: Intermezzo

'Three hours of jiggling butts': Cannes film sparks scandal over its depiction of women's bodies

May 24th 2019, 2:29 PM 53,086 Views 33 Comments

The film was directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, who directed Blue Is The Warmest Colour.

Doctors begin switching off life support in hugely controversial French case
# Vincent Lambert
# Vincent Lambert

Doctors begin switching off life support in hugely controversial French case

May 20th 2019, 12:03 PM 65,484 Views 29 Comments

The man’s parents have repeatedly launched court action to keep him alive — in defiance of his wife and five siblings who are in favour of his right to die.

French billionaires pledge hundreds of millions of euro to help rebuild Notre Dame
# Paris
# Paris

French billionaires pledge hundreds of millions of euro to help rebuild Notre Dame

Apr 16th 2019, 10:39 AM 33,985 Views 84 Comments

The restoration is expected to take a number of years.

Second-half surge sees Connacht earn bonus-point victory over 14-man Perpignan From The42

Second-half surge sees Connacht earn bonus-point victory over 14-man Perpignan

Dec 14th 2018, 9:14 PM 19,152 Views 32 Comments

The Irish province ran in five tries at the Stade Aime Giral this evening.

Six detained over suspected 'violent plot' against President Macron
# France
# France

Six detained over suspected 'violent plot' against President Macron

Nov 6th 2018, 8:00 PM 10,623 Views 10 Comments

They are all linked to extreme right movements.

Banksy 'blitzes' Paris with graffiti murals commemorating 1968 student revolt
# Graffiti
# Graffiti

Banksy 'blitzes' Paris with graffiti murals commemorating 1968 student revolt

Jun 30th 2018, 5:30 PM 21,467 Views 21 Comments

Stencilled images in the style of the mysterious British graffiti star began appearing on walls across the French capital last week.

At 100 years old, this French woman drinks, dances, and has run the same bar for half a century
# Going Strong
# Going Strong

At 100 years old, this French woman drinks, dances, and has run the same bar for half a century

Dec 10th 2017, 3:30 PM 63,410 Views 22 Comments

Marie-Louise Wirth wouldn’t dream of giving up her bar in northern France.

Over 1,400 Leaving Cert papers were given a better mark after student appeals
# Here's Hoping
# Here's Hoping

Over 1,400 Leaving Cert papers were given a better mark after student appeals

Oct 11th 2017, 6:15 AM 30,943 Views 9 Comments

Honours English and Biology were easily the most appealed subjects in 2017.

Pensioner saves bus from plunging into ravine in Austrian Alps
# Quick Thinking
# Quick Thinking

Pensioner saves bus from plunging into ravine in Austrian Alps

Sep 25th 2017, 9:09 AM 29,321 Views 19 Comments

Nine people were hospitalised in the accident.

Singer dies after apparent 'electrocution' at French festival
# Barbara Weldens
# Barbara Weldens

Singer dies after apparent 'electrocution' at French festival

Jul 20th 2017, 2:52 PM 32,843 Views 21 Comments

Barbara Weldens died while performing at a festival in the southwest of France yesterday.

Calls for Paris black feminist festival to be stopped for 'banning white people' from certain areas
# No Whites Allowed
# No Whites Allowed

Calls for Paris black feminist festival to be stopped for 'banning white people' from certain areas

May 29th 2017, 5:36 PM 21,261 Views 15 Comments

Four-fifths of the festival area will be set aside as a “non-mixed” space “for black women,” according to its website in French.

Here's how Leaving Cert students did in French, Russian and Japanese
# Excuse My French
# Excuse My French

Here's how Leaving Cert students did in French, Russian and Japanese

May 11th 2017, 2:21 PM 22,749 Views 19 Comments

Some performed very well, while others struggled with basic vocabulary.

'France decides': Everything you need to know about this weekend's presidential election
# Explainer
# Explainer

'France decides': Everything you need to know about this weekend's presidential election

May 6th 2017, 6:30 AM 10,010 Views 32 Comments

Macron or Le Pen? The French people will decide what path their future will take tomorrow.

Two policemen shot by suspected radical Islamist on French Indian Ocean island
# Reunion
# Reunion

Two policemen shot by suspected radical Islamist on French Indian Ocean island

Apr 27th 2017, 10:23 AM 12,939 Views 84 Comments

The overseas territory of Reunion is in the Indian Ocean.

Alcohol, cannabis and cocaine found in blood of Paris airport attacker
# Orly Airport
# Orly Airport

Alcohol, cannabis and cocaine found in blood of Paris airport attacker

Mar 20th 2017, 7:10 AM 9,844 Views 18 Comments

Investigators are still trying to understand what motivated Saturday’s assault by 39-year-old Ziyed Ben Belgacem.

Twist in case of missing French family as brother-in-law 'admits killings'
# Nantes
# Nantes

Twist in case of missing French family as brother-in-law 'admits killings'

Mar 6th 2017, 12:34 PM 33,150 Views 8 Comments

The case is thought to centre on a dispute over an inheritance.

Marine Le Pen could be prosecuted for tweeting photos of Islamic State killings
# No Longer Immune
# No Longer Immune

Marine Le Pen could be prosecuted for tweeting photos of Islamic State killings

Mar 2nd 2017, 1:57 PM 16,005 Views 71 Comments

The European Parliament lifted immunity from prosecution today.

'Telling me I have to switch off p*****s me off': France gets to grips with its new work emails law
# Right To Disconnect
# Right To Disconnect

'Telling me I have to switch off p*****s me off': France gets to grips with its new work emails law

Jan 7th 2017, 7:30 AM 19,789 Views 12 Comments

Since 1 January, French companies with more than 50 employees must work up a charter defining employees’ right to switch off.

'Unacceptable and false': French PM slams New York Times article about Muslim women in France
# Unhappy
# Unhappy

'Unacceptable and false': French PM slams New York Times article about Muslim women in France

Sep 5th 2016, 7:35 PM 29,504 Views 103 Comments

The women who were interviewed spoke of discrimination and “persecution”.

A group of French tourists stuck up this class note when driving around Galway
# To The Left To The Left
From The Daily Edge
# To The Left To The Left

A group of French tourists stuck up this class note when driving around Galway

Jul 31st 2016, 2:27 PM 14,786 Views 1 Comment

“we do not have the habit of driving on the left”

French media say they'll no longer use terrorists' photos to avoid 'glorification'
# France
# France

French media say they'll no longer use terrorists' photos to avoid 'glorification'

Jul 28th 2016, 10:32 AM 17,278 Views 143 Comments

Their decision comes as the French prosecutors identified the second man involved in the killing of a priest in Normandy.

Nonu ruled out of Top 14 final after this nasty head clash last weekend
# Hard Knocks
From The42
# Hard Knocks

Nonu ruled out of Top 14 final after this nasty head clash last weekend

Jun 22nd 2016, 5:29 PM 4,184 Views 2 Comments

Don’t panic Toulon fans, Mathieu Bastareaud will play instead.

French people have completely fallen in love with Irish fans at the Euros
# Les Meilleurs Supporters
From The Daily Edge
# Les Meilleurs Supporters

French people have completely fallen in love with Irish fans at the Euros

Jun 15th 2016, 4:16 PM 24,347 Views 8 Comments

“Les rois de l’ambiance.” The kings of atmosphere!

Irish Euro fans face travel chaos after airlines cancel French flights
# Euro 2016
# Euro 2016

Irish Euro fans face travel chaos after airlines cancel French flights

Jun 14th 2016, 7:32 AM 35,184 Views 37 Comments

Aer Lingus and Ryanair flights have been affected.

Heading to the Euros? Here's all the French you need*
# Sponsored By Cityjet
# Sponsored By Cityjet

Heading to the Euros? Here's all the French you need*

Jun 10th 2016, 4:47 PM 14,909 Views 27 Comments

*Almost.

Officials from UCC set to travel to Spain to assist Irish hurt in bus crash
# Tarragona
# Tarragona

Officials from UCC set to travel to Spain to assist Irish hurt in bus crash

Mar 21st 2016, 3:30 PM 12,541 Views 2 Comments

Seven Italians are among the dead.

Two French teenage girls who attempted to go to Syria to join Isis returned home
# Disappeared
# Disappeared

Two French teenage girls who attempted to go to Syria to join Isis returned home

Mar 7th 2016, 1:10 PM 18,221 Views 30 Comments

The mother of one of the girls said she had caught her daughter trying to leave for Syria two years ago.

French people are calling this photo of a stack of crepes an 'act of war'
# Oh Crepe
From The Daily Edge
# Oh Crepe

French people are calling this photo of a stack of crepes an 'act of war'

Feb 11th 2016, 8:13 AM 6,512 Views 0 Comments

Mon Dieu!

The French justice minister has quit after a huge row about terrorism
# Loss Of Nationality
# Loss Of Nationality

The French justice minister has quit after a huge row about terrorism

Jan 27th 2016, 11:50 AM 16,027 Views 33 Comments

She didn’t agree with government plans to strip French-born terrorists of their citizenship.

France's far-right makes major gains in first election since shooting attacks
# Paris
# Paris

France's far-right makes major gains in first election since shooting attacks

Dec 6th 2015, 7:50 PM 21,122 Views 131 Comments

President Francois Hollande’s Socialist party has been struggling for support.

Ireland offers support as UN unanimously approves 'all necessary measures' against IS
# Solidarity
# Solidarity

Ireland offers support as UN unanimously approves 'all necessary measures' against IS

Nov 21st 2015, 9:07 AM 16,789 Views 207 Comments

A man suspected of scouting targets for Islamic State before last week’s terror attacks in Paris has been arrested in Turkey this morning.

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